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TORRE DAVID: INFORMAL VERTICAL COMMUNITIES -- URBAN-THINK TANK, CHAIR OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, ETH ZURICH: PHOTOGRAPHS BY IWAN BAAN. Alfredo Brillembourg et al. Lars Muller Publishers, Zurich, 2013. Published in association with Urban-Think Tank, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH (Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule), Zurich. 416 pp. with 377 ills. (351 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9783037782989 In English.
This lavishly illustrated volume presents the results of a year-long study of the physical and social organization of Torre David, a 45-story skyscraper in Caracas that has remained uncompleted since the Venezuelan economy collapsed in 1994 and that today is the improvised home to more than 750 families living in an extra-legal occupation that has been called a "vertical slum."
Artist(s):Baan, Iwan
Indexing: Western, Latin America, Europe — Netherlands, Venezuela — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 152190
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